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Old 07.15.2008, 03:31 AM   #1
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Hey
our fellow sellouteater is currently kind of discovering Math rock through stuff like Don Cab.

I suggested a few bands he could listen to, but i need help because i can't think of all the bands i know just right now, and then maybe some new ones i've never heard of might come up!

So:

- Don Cab
- Bellini
- Rumah Sakit
- Sleeping People
- Saragashum ( this is obscure but man does it rock)
- Chevreuil
- Cheval de Frise
- Hella (early - twho first LPs)
- Dilute
- Paul Newman
- Stereobate


ok people that's just off the top of my head , help needed.
The man wants to eat Mathrock for breakfast!

GO!
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Old 07.15.2008, 03:39 AM   #2
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ahleuchatistas
aucan

if those qualifies... I'll think about names starting with b and other letters as soon as my brain resolves his buffer underrun.
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Old 07.15.2008, 03:41 AM   #3
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Math Rock is for squares.

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Old 07.15.2008, 03:41 AM   #4
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Rumah Sakit and Shellac are the only bands I've heard that sound mathy. And Meshuggah.
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Old 07.15.2008, 03:46 AM   #5
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Old 07.15.2008, 04:07 AM   #6
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I've never really understood what math rock is. I know the technical definition, but it still just seems like the sort of pigeonhole that really makes me want to say "well, it's all just music, isn't it?".
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Old 07.15.2008, 04:09 AM   #7
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Early Battles fits into Math Rock.
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Old 07.15.2008, 04:09 AM   #8
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I've never really understood what math rock is. I know the technical definition, but it still just seems like the sort of pigeonhole that really makes me want to say "well, it's all just music, isn't it?".
I wouldn't say it's really a genre, it's just a style within whatever genre. There could be math pop, math jazz, and math folk, technically. Just as long as there are changing tempos, fucked up signatures, and polyrhythm.
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Old 07.15.2008, 04:14 AM   #9
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an example of math pop:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Tl9G8LZKgk
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Old 07.15.2008, 04:14 AM   #10
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I wouldn't say it's really a genre, it's just a style within whatever genre. There could be math pop, math jazz, and math folk, technically. Just as long as there are changing tempos, fucked up signatures, and polyrhythm.

 
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Old 07.15.2008, 04:14 AM   #11
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I wouldn't say it's really a genre, it's just a style within whatever genre. There could be math pop, math jazz, and math folk, technically. Just as long as there are changing tempos, fucked up signatures, and polyrhythm.

Which inspires a new thread...
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Old 07.15.2008, 04:19 AM   #12
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List updated w/links ! ENJOY!

- Don Cab
- Bellini
- Rumah Sakit
- Sleeping People
- Saragashum ( this is obscure but man does it rock)
- Chevreuil
- Cheval de Frise
- Hella (early - two first LPs)
- dilute
- Paul Newman
- Stereobate
- ahleuchatistas
- aucan
- Billy Mahonie
- Shellac
- three second kiss
- volta do mar
- from monument to masses
- uzeda (LPs Different section wire + Stella)
- Oxes
- The Redneck Manifesto
- distile label
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Old 07.15.2008, 05:02 AM   #13
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shellac are not mathrock
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Yeah I was just going through some of their stuff, and for the most part they aren't. I think it's just cause they have mathy intros, and I usually stop listening before they get very far.
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Old 07.15.2008, 05:16 AM   #15
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Old 07.15.2008, 05:30 AM   #16
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shellac are not mathrock
that's right (who cares anyway?) it's just any math rock band will refer to Shellac as a major influence. But everyone knows Shellac here so it doesn't matter. It's just a list for the math-rock noob overall.
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Old 07.15.2008, 05:31 AM   #17
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Polvo
Polvo is the shit but it doesn't qualify as mathrock to me as their time signatures are pretty straightforward.
still an excellent band to check but that's a bit far from the starting point....

anyway POLVO!
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Old 07.15.2008, 05:44 AM   #18
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you've got all the good ones listed honestly. the only one i'd add is probably june of 44 (who are more noise rock but they have mathy stuff), yukon, giraffes giraffes, SWEEP THE LEG JOHNNY ("going down swinging" is one of my all time favorite records) uh.. or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Math_Rock

Since you listed sleeping people already, you've already listed who is, in my mind, the best "math rock" band, the only one who doesn't bore me to tears anymore.


Shellac rock and have song structures and time signatures occassionally. So, I don't see a problem with them being saddled as math rock. Personally, I wouldn't call Polvo math rock -- to me that's some kind of weird noise rock. Until you get to stuff like "title Track" which is the definition of math rock. If you're going down that route, listen to thinking fellers union local # 282 instead... they've got some math rock shit, some noise rock shit, some noise pop shit,probably the best "rock" band ever honestly.
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Old 07.15.2008, 06:03 AM   #19
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I bet that most of the bands listed would punch you in the face if you told them that they were a math rock band. Unless they were shit rock, in which case they'd think you are paying them a compliment.
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Old 07.15.2008, 06:05 AM   #20
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again, why do people get so tore up over the names of genres? It's a way to classify things, and it usually works. Otherwise, every band would just be "music".
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